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March 2017 MMA News Archive - Page 5

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Why White believes McGregor vs. Mayweather will happen
UFC president Dana White was once asked when women would be in the UFC. “Never,” he replied. He later said adding women’s divisions was the single best thing he ever did at the company. In April Floyd Mayweather floated the idea of boxing Conor McGregor, and White has repeatedly described the chances of it happening as never. However, the UFC boss appeared Wednesday night on “Conan” and said he believes the fight will happen.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 2:06PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Angela Lee to defend title vs. Istela Nunes on May 26
ONE Championship has just announced the blockbuster main event for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which takes place 26 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE women’s atomweight world champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee, fresh off a successful first title defense in her last bout, will put her title on the line once again when she returns to Singapore to take on Istela Nunes of Parana, Brazil.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 2:06PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Report: Over a dozen fighters removed from UFC roster, including Brandon Thatch
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is doing some spring cleaning as it wraps up the first quarter of its 2017 fight campaign, removing nearly a dozen fighters from its mixed martial arts (MMA) roster this week. That’s according to UFC Fighter’s Info (via Bloody Elbow). Chief among them is welterweight slugger Brandon Thatch, who debuted with very high expectations — along with a pair of violent back-to-back wins — but since dropped four straight, getting submitted in all four losses.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 2:04PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie is in preliminary discussion
Royce Gracie, 50, only lost twice – to Kazushi Sakuraba and Matt Hughes. The former fight lasted 90 minutes, while the latter went just 4:39. Gracie won a rematch vs. Saku. He has repeatedly said there is one fight he wants, but won’t say who it is. It’s Matt Hughes. Hughes retired in 2011 and was given a no-show job with the UFC, something president Dana White did with several fighters who wanted to fight on past a point that seems healthy. However, the new UFC owners cut the position, leaving nothing to stop Hughes from fighting again if he wants to.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 2:03PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bellator 175 lineup complete after two main-card additions
The main card lineup is set for the next major Bellator event. The company announced a pair of fights Wednesday for Bellator 175 at Allstate Arena in suburban Chicago on March 31 In a lightweight matchup, unbeaten Steve Kozola (7-0) will meet Jake Roberts (7-1). Kozola, a San Diego native nicknamed “Thunderbeast,” has finishes in all seven of his career matchups, including two in Bellator and one in World Series of Fighting. Roberts, an MMA Lab competitor, looks to shake off a decision loss to Carrington Banks at Bellator 165.
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 7:38PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Nicolas Dalby announces his release from UFC
Nicolas Dalby’s UFC run has come to an end. The Danish welterweight announced on Wednesday that he has been cut from the UFC following an up-and-down 1-2-1 run within the promotion. Dalby (14-2-1) entered the UFC as an undefeated 13-0 prospect in May 2015 and promptly picked up a split decision victory over Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos. But that performance would ultimately serve as his lone UFC win.
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 7:37PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Albert Tumenov returns to action in May for first post-UFC bout
Albert Tumenov has a date and opponent for his first bout since leaving the UFC. The Russian welterweight, who signed with Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) after racking up a 5-3 UFC record, will return to action on May 20 against Brazilian veteran Marcelo Alfaya in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 7:36PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Roy Nelson vs. Alexander Volkov set for UFC on FOX 24
One of the sport’s most durable sluggers is making his way to Kansas City. Roy Nelson will meet Alexander Volkov in a heavyweight matchup at UFC on FOX 24 on April 15. FOXSports.com initially reported the bout on Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 7:36PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Kickboxer Scott Marsden, 14, dies after Leeds title fight
A 14-year-old kickboxer has died after collapsing during a national title bout. Scott Marsden was taken to hospital after needing urgent medical attention during the fight in Leeds on Saturday, but later died. Scott was a member of Marsden's All Styles Kickboxing, in Sheffield. Jon Green, president of World Kickboxing Association (WKA) England, said Scott was "a well loved and respected fighter and sportsman".
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 6:47PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Krause gets staph on TUF, 3 surgeries, 25 stitches
The latest episode of The Ultimate Fighter, features 14 welterweights who previously appeared on the series. One, James Krause, was even an active UFC fighter. Shortly after filming wrapped, a cut on Krause’s leg that he got during the show developed what he accurately termed a “nasty infection.” Like any normal person, he documented the ten days in the hospital, three surgeries, and 25 stitches on his social network.
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 6:22PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum announced for UFC 212 in Rio
Kelvin Gastelum called out Anderson Silva for the UFC’s next Brazil pay-per-view card. Now, he’s got him. Silva will face Gastelum at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, the UFC announced Tuesday. The news was first reported by Combate’s Ana Hissa earlier Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 14, 2017 7:50PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vitaly Minakova Vs. Antonio Silva On Eurasia Fight Nights
The duel heavy to be held in July. After the last fight Antonio Silva (19-11 1 NC, 3-7 1 NC UFC) did not hide the fact that also the next duel is going to fight on Russian soil. Portal ValeTudo.ru confirmed the information that on July 2 at the gala Eurasia Fight Nights Bigfoot take Vitaly Minakova (19-0). Silva after losing three consecutive fights goodbye to the biggest MMA organization in the world. Antonio Road crossed with the Russians and Brazilian last November zawalczyl in Yekaterinburgu with Ivan Shtyrkovem.
Submitted Mar 14, 2017 1:04PM by JLS - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC Fight Night 106 medical suspensions: Tim Means potentially out 180 days
UFC welterweight veteran Tim Means was one of two fighters to receive a potentially lengthy medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night 106, according to information released Monday by the Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA). Means lost in a rematch against Alex Oliveira via second-round rear-naked choke on the night’s main card opener. He will now be required to receive doctor’s clearance on an x-ray of his right foot, or be forced to sit on the sidelines for up to 180 days...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:24PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tony Ferguson eyes Nate Diaz next: ‘I haven’t had a knockout in a long time’
A little more than a week after his interim title bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov fell apart, Tony Ferguson is moving on. By his own count, he has put on between “25 to 30 pounds” since he made weight for his UFC 209 fight, and — now having seen a match-up with Nurmagomedov fall through on three separate occasions — he’s contemplating new dance partners...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:21PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anderson Silva seeks rematches with Michael Bisping, Nick Diaz
Kelvin Gastelum maybe have asked for a fight with Anderson Silva after his win on Saturday night over Vitor Belfort, but “The Spider” has other plans. Posting a note on his Instagram page, the former UFC’s middleweight champion expressed a desire to face a couple of familiar names — Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz. The 41-year-old Silva said that either fight would bring fans a sense of resolution...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:19PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Bellator signs Conor McGregor friend, training partner Dillon Danis
Bellator has added another interesting addition to its blooming roster, this time in the form of Brazilian jiu-jitsu standout Dillon Danis...
Submitted Mar 13, 2017 10:17PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Vitor Belfort confirms his next fight will be his last: 'My body is not the same anymore'
Vitor Belfort’s MMA career is coming to an end, and he wants to compete in the last fight of his UFC contract in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The UFC is scheduled to return to Belfort’s hometown of Rio on June 3 with UFC 212, and “The Phenom,” who lost to Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC Fight Night 106 in Fortaleza on Saturday night, confirmed at the post-fight press conference that it would be his last fight...
Submitted Mar 12, 2017 11:07AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Kelvin Gastelum and Edson Barboza take home performance bonuses at UFC Fight Night Fortaleza
While one of them got the lively crowd in Fortaleza, Brazil on their feet, the other one silenced them for the night. Edson Barboza’s highlight reel knockout of Beneil Dariush on the UFC Fight Night 106 main card on Saturday night was a thing of beauty. He landed a perfectly-timed flying knee just as Dariush was coming in, a blow that left Dariush out cold. The knockout was enough to earn the lightweight Barboza a Performance of the Night bonus...
Submitted Mar 12, 2017 11:03AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Henry Briones injured, Brad Pickett gets new opponent for UFC Fight Night 107 in London
Brad Pickett has a new opponent for his retirement bout at UFC Fight Night 107. The Englishman will be fighting short-notice replacement Marlon Vera in a bantamweight bout for next week’s UFC event in London, the UFC announced on Saturday.
Submitted Mar 11, 2017 2:43PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Floyd Mayweather says he's coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor
The drum beats grow louder for a massive-money showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Mayweather announced Saturday in England, where he's been on a publicity tour, that he's "coming out of retirement just to fight Conor McGregor."
Submitted Mar 11, 2017 1:50PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
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